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Nebraska Driver Requirements

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Apply to Drive in Nebraska

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Driver Requirements
  • Age 21+
  • Pass DMV check
  • Pass background check
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle insurance

Application Step-by-Step

1. Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.

2. Meet a Lyft Mentor

You'll choose the time and place to have your Mentor Session in your application. Make sure to bring the following with you:

  • Your vehicle
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle insurance
3. Become Approved

Lyft will notify you when you've been approved as a driver. Until then, you can check your application status for updates.

You'll be approved after each of the following are complete:

  1. You have completed your Mentor Session.
  2. You have passed your DMV and background checks (they can take anywhere from days to weeks to complete).
  3. Lyft has processed all of your documents and photos.

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After You're Approved

Upload your vehicle registration

Drivers in Nebraska are required to upload a copy of their registration. Temporary vehicle registration is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.

To prevent delays, make sure your vehicle registration meets the following criteria:

  • Current (not expired)
  • Match the vehicle on file with Lyft
  • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
  • All four corners visible in the photo

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Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

windshield setup

Lyft trade dress emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are encouraged to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.

The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.

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Hit the Road

You are an approved driver, your ride is decked out with all the right things in all the right places, and you’re no stranger to the ins and outs of driving with Lyft.

Know Your Insurance Coverage

  • Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
  • View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.
Lienholder Disclosure Requirement:

If your vehicle has a lien, you must submit a lienholder notification to the lienholder using this form. Submit the form by certified mail to the lienholder at least seven days before providing your first ride. Save the certified mail return receipt and send it, along with a copy of the completed form for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, to 1200 N Street, Ste. 300, Lincoln, NE 68508 or P.O. Box 94927, Lincoln, NE 68509-4229.

Insurance Disclosures:

In many personal automobile insurance policies, the driver’s policy does not provide coverage for damage to the vehicle used by the driver, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, and other first-party claims from the moment the driver logs on to the transportation network company’s online-enabled application or platform to the moment the driver logs off the transportation network company’s online-enabled application or platform. You should contact your insurer to determine coverage.

Taking Breaks and Time Limits in Driver Mode

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 12 hours within a 24 hour period.

Best Practices to Avoid Citations

Document Renewals

Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.

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